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Nov. 6, 1962
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3,062,203
HEAT MASSAGE PAD
Filed Oct. 30, 1958
2 Sheets-Sheet l
Nov. 6, 1962
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HEAT MASSAGE PAD
Filed Oc't. 30, 1958
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leading from the control box to the pad. All of these
elements will be described more particularly hereinafter.
Seymour- Zilî, New Haven, Conn., assignor to Cory Cor
Leading to the control box is an electric cord 13 which
may be plugged into a source of electric current to supply
HEAT MASSAGE PAD
poration, Chicago, Ill., a corporation of Delaware
Filed Oct. 30, 1958, Ser. No. 770,743
6 Claims. (Cl. 12S-24.1)
the current for the heating element of the heating pad and
also for the motor which actuates the vibrator.
'
As shown more especially in FIGS. 2, 3 and 4, the pad
This invention relates to a heat massage pad and more
includes a light rectangular frame of sheet metal strips
especially to a relatively soft ñexible pad adapted to be
comprising two side strips 16 and 17 and end strips 18 and
applied to any portion of the body of the user and pro 10 19. These strips may be fastened together at the corners
vided not only with heating means but also with vibratory
of the frame by suitable means such as rivets 20. Dis
means to vibrate the pad, thus setting up vibrations in that
posed substantially at the center of this frame is a rela
portion of the body of the user to which it is applied as
tively thin metal plate 21, this plate being connected to
well as simultaneously applying heat thereto.
the side frame members by metal strips 22 and 23 and
As is desirable in a device of this kind, the present in 15 to the end frame members by metal strips 24 and 25. This
vention provides a soft llexible pad which may be readily
frame, while giving some rigidity to the pad, is neverthe
bent into arcuate or other form, or even doubled upon it
less ñexible on account of the thinness of the metal strips
self if necessary,_comfortably to tit any part of the body
of which it is formed.
and which at the same time is not unnecessarily or ex
As shown more especially in FIGS. 3 and 4, cylindrical
cessively bulky. To this end it is contemplated by the 20 housing 26 is secured to the plate 21, this housing having
present invention to provide the pad with a remote con
trol box in which may -be housed not only the controls
at its ends bearing members 27 within which is rotatably
mounted a shaft 28 carrying an eccentric weight 29 so
that rotation of the shaft will set up vibrations in the
for the electric current applied to the heating element of
the pad, but also the motor which actuates the vibrator
`casing and the pad within which it is embraced.
embraced within the pad. This control box which con 25
The shaft 23 maybe connected by a coupling 30 to a
tains the motor and the controls referred to may be con
veniently placed upon a table or the like where it is
within convenient reach of the user and a cable which ex
tends from the control box to the pad may contain a ilexi
‘ble shaft leading from the motor to the vibrating mecha
'nism and also the conducting wires which lead to the
heating element. As this control box is not carried by the
pad, it may be of sufficient size not only to contain the
motor, but to contain a timer to cut otî the current to the
motor after the lapse of a given time and also contain
controls regulating the speed of the motor and the heating
of the heating element.
One object of the present invention is to provide a new
and improved heat massage pad of relatively light yweight
ñexible shaft 31. This flexible shaft preferably comprises
a wire core of small size and a winding of a relatively
iine wire 31a coiled around it. The shaft so made is ro
tatably enclosed within a coiled wire or spring casing 32
which is llexible and which becomes a part of the cable 12
leading to the control box. Preferably the lay of the
wire in the casing 32 is opposite that of the wire 31a coiled
about the wire 31. The casing 32 is covered with a jacket
33 of wear- and moisture-resistant, insulating material
such as plasticized polyvinyl chloride which also extends
through the cable 12 to the control box.
As shown more especially in FIGS. 3 and 4, the metal
lic frame referred to is embraced within and enclosed by
a layer 35 of soft material such as foam rubber or ure
which may be comfortably applied to a desired portion of 40 thane, for example, the lower ply of this material lying
the body of the user and which may be provided with
below the frame, as shown in IFIG. 5, and the upper ply
means to vibrate the pad.
-A further object of the invention is to provide a heat
massage pad of the character described in which the vibra
extending over the cylindrical housing 26. Soft strips of
the same material designated at 36 and 37 may be dis
posed upon each side of the housing so as to avoid any
tions are obtained by means of a rotatable eccentric mem
sharp protrusion of the pad adjacent the housing.
ber and a remote control boxl is provided connected by 45
Below the lower ply of the soft material just referred
a cable to the pad, the control box. containing a motor
to is an electrical heating element 38 which may be of
from which a ilexible shaft leads to the vibrator.
any usual construction, and extending around the pad
A still further object of the invention is to provide a
on the outside of this heating element and the plies of
massage heat pad of improved construction having both
the member 3S is a layer of soft material 39 such as
50
an electrical heating element and a vibrator element con
cotton batting or the like. It may be noted that the
tained therein and also provided with a remote control
heating element 38 is considerably closer to one face
box within which is contained a motor for actuating the
(the lower face as shown in the drawings) of the pad
vibrator element and controls for the supply of current
than the other. For this reason one face of the pad
to the heating element.
will be hotter than the other when the heating element
To these and other ends the invention consists in the 55 is energized and, therefore, either mild or more intense
novel features and combinations of parts to be herein
heat may be applied to the body as desired in addition
after described and claimed.
to the controls provided by the control box.
In the accompanying drawings:
The layer 39 may be enclosed within a rubberized
lFIG. l is a perspective view of a heating pad and re
60 cover 40 so that the pad will be moisture resistant and
mote control box embodying my invention;
this in turn may be covered by a decorative outer cover
lFIG. 2 is a plan view of the heating pad, some parts
ing 41 of suitable fabric material so that the pad will
being broken away to show the interior structure;
have an ornamental appearance.
FIG. 3 is a sectional view on line 3_3 of FIG. 2;
As shown more especially in FIG. 4, electric current
FIG. 4 is a sectional view on line 4-4 of FIG. 2;
is
supplied
to the heating element 38 by conducting wires
FIG. 5 is an enlarged sectional view of a portion of the
42 which may be suitably insulated and these wires are
control box showing the connection therewith of the cable
wound around the polyvinyl coating 33 of the flexible
leading from the control box to the massage pad; and
casing 32. These wires may then be covered by a further
FIG. 6 is a sectional view on line 6_6 of FIG. 5.
outside coat 43 of polyvinyl plastic which forms the
To illustrate an embodiment of my invention I have
outer member of the cable 12. As shown in FIG. 4,
shown in the drawings a massage pad designated gener
this cable leads through one end of the pad and extends
ally by the numeral 10, a control box 11 and a cable 12
to the control box 11. This cable may be secured to
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the member 18 of the metallic frame by a strap 44 which '
embraces the cable and has its ends secured to the mem
ber 18 (FIG. 2).
As stated the cable extends to the control box, as shown
in FIG. 5, to which it may be secured by the strap 45
and the wires 42 are led to a junction box 46. Suitable
4
positioned within said peripheral portion and having an
area substantially smaller than the internal area of said
peripheral portion, said frame further including a plu
rality of thin connecting straps extending from said
peripheral portion to said support plate for supporting
said plate within said peripheral portion to lie generally
means (not shown) is provided in the control box to
regulate the current supply to these wires so as to regulate
the heat of the electrical heat element. Secured to the
in the ñat plane thereof; rotatable means secured to said
plate for vibrating the plate; driving means including a
motor remote from the frame Áand a flexible shaft con
end of the flexible shaft 31 is a hollow coupling member 10 nected at one end to the motor and at the opposite end
to said vibrating means to operate said vibrating means;
48 adapted to slidably receive the shaft 49 of an electric
motor 50 mounted within the control box. The shaft 49
is of non-circular shape as it is provided with a ñattened
side 51 and the interior of the coupling member 48 is
similarly provided with «a ilat face 52 so that the coupling
and, therefore, the flexible shaft 31 will be driven by the
motor while at the same time allowing longitudinal move
pad means carried by the frame; electrical heating means
in said pad means; and means carried by said sha-ft for
conducting electrical energy to the heating means.
3. The structure of claim 2 wherein said frame has a
generally rectangular conñguration and comprises four
strips of thin ñexible material joined end-to-end.
4. The structure of claim 2 wherein said pad encloses
ment of the coupling with respect to the shaft. This
said
frame and includes one surface juxtaposed to one
arrangement provides for relative movement between the
shaft 31 and the motor 49 due to coiling of the cable 12. 20 face of the frame and another surface spaced from the
opposite face of the frame to define a hollow interior in
It will be apparent that with the above construction
which said vibrating means is disposed.
there is provided a combined massage and heating pad
5. The structure of claim 4 further including resilient
of relatively light Weight and of llexible construction and
means for spacing the pad surfaces apart, said resilient
which is -provided with remote control for the heating
element and remote power for the vibrating element. 25 means being positioned closely adjacent the vibrating`
means and extending longitudinally thereof.
Thus the pad is of relatively light weight and -may be
' 6. In a heat massage pad, a structure comprising: a
comfortably applied to any part of the body to effect both
frame
including a closed peripheral portion of narrow
heat and massage.
strips
of
thin flexible material; a support plate centrally
While I have shown and described one embodiment
of my invention, it will be understood that it is not to be 30 positioned within said peripheral portion Iand having an
area substantially smaller than the internal area of said
limited to all of the details shown, but is capable of
peripheral
portion, said frame further including a plu
modification and variation within the spirit of the inven
rality of thin connecting straps extending from said
tion and within the scope of the claims.
peripheral portion to said support plate for supporting
What I claim is:
1. A heat massage pad comprising a body of relatively 35 said plate within said peripheral portion to lie generally
in the llat plane thereof; rotatable means secured to said
soft material, an electrical heating `element within said
plate for Vibrating the plate; driving means including a
body between layers of said material, a vibrator device
motor remote from the frame and a ñexible shaft con
within said body having a rotatable shaft, ya iìexible cable
secured to the -pad and extending therefrom, said cable 40 nected at one end to the motor and at the opposite end to
said vibrating means to operate said vibrating means;
carrying a liexible shaft connected to the shaft of the
pad means carried by the frame; electrical heating means
vibrator, conductor wires connected to the heating ele
in said pad means; and means for conducting electrical
ment, a remotely positioned motor to which said flexible
energy to the heating means.
shaft is drivingly connected, means for connecting said
conductor wires to a source of current, said motor »and 45
said connecting means being mounted unitarily, said
cable having a core comprising said ñexible shaft and
a casing of coiled wire `about said core, an insulating
covering of wear-resistant material over said casing, said
conductor wires being spirally wound upon said covering, 50
and an outer covering of insulating wear-resistant mate
References Cited in the tile of this patent
UNITED STATES PATENTS
2,539,712
strips of thin flexible material; a support -plate centrally
Wettlaufer __________ __ Jan. 30, 1951
Kessler ______________ __ May 13, 1952
-rBurton ____________ __ June 24, 1958
489,471
Canada ______________ __ Ian. 6, 1953
rial over said conductor wires.
2. In a heat massage pad, a structure comprising: a
frame including a closed peripheral portion of narrow
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2,840,673
2,852,020
ÁMurphy ____________ __ Sept. 16, 1958
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